Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month: At Elmhurst WIC Program we are following the Nutrition Academy of Dietetics theme: Natioanl Nutrition Month 2017

WIC participants who are scheduled for group appointments are exposed to  food preparation workshops using WIC foods such as tofu. Here are the recipes we are working with:

Tofu vegetable stir fry                                                               


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 small head broccoli, chopped

1 small red bell pepper, chopped

5 fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 pound firm tofu, cubed

2 tablespoons soy sauce

Ground cayenne pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Saute broccoli, red bell pepper, mushrooms and tofu for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl combine soy sauce and cayenne pepper. Pour over vegetables and tofu. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender crisp.

Scrambled eggs with tofu                     


1 large egg

½ teaspoon dried tarragon

Dash of hot sauce

Pinch of salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil

2 tablespoons crumbled tofu, (silken or regular)


Blend egg, tarragon, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a small bowl with a fork. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add tofu and cook, stirring, until warmed through, 20 to 30 seconds. Add egg mixture and stir until the egg is set, but still creamy, 20 to 30 seconds. Serve immediately.


For more information on Nutrition Month follow the links below: